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[GP] Donations

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by Gaming Perfection, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. My first attempt at a xF mod, a port (with a few minor enhancements) of my simple donations mod over on vB.org. This mod will add a donations block to your side bar on the forum homepage.

    gp_donate_euro.png gp_donate_pound.png gp_donations_progress_bar.png

    How To Install
    1. Files
      • Download the attached zip file, extract it.
      • Upload it's contents to your forum root.
    2. Import XML file
      • ADMIN CP > Home > Install Add-on > Install from file on server
        • install/data/addon_GP_Donations.xml
    3. Configure Donations Block
      • ADMIN CP > Home > Options > [GP] Donations
        • Configure to suit.
        • Save Changes
    4. Template Edits
      • ADMIN CP > Appearance > Templates > forum_list
        • Find: </xen:sidebar>
        • Above, add: <xen:include template="GP_donations" />
        • Save all Changes
    That's it, hopefully others will find this mod useful :).

    gp_donate_settings.png gp_donate_home.png

    Attached Files:

  2. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Nice work :)
  3. Version History
    • 24th Oct 2010
      • v1.0.0
        • Initial Release
      • v1.1.0
        • Progress bar - Added an optional progress bar to track percentage of certain donation goal achieved.
    • 1st Nov 2010 - v1.1.1
      • Templates - Minor adjustment to templates to improve HMTL/CSS.
      • Images Directory - Moved images from gp-donations to gp/donations to rationalise folders if multiple [GP] addons are installed.
    • 7th Nov 2010 - v1.1.2
      • Templates
        • Fixed error with currency selection for Canadian dollar and Japanese Yen.
        • Fixed styling issue of extra line breaks if "Extra" Info" is left blank.
        • Added line break beneath donate button and progress bar, if enabled.
    Requests for Future Implementation
    • Add progress bar - Implemented in v1.1.0
    • Incorporate paid subscriptions - Investigating
    • Auto-return to a "Thank You" page once a user has donated - Built in PayPal feature.
    • Add ability to auto-create a list of all members who have donated (and the amount) - Investigating
    • How do I enable a "Thank You" page for my users?
      • Create a Page, ADMIN CP > Applications > Create New Node > Page > Proceed > Fill out info > Save Page
      • Log into your PayPal account and go My Account > Profile > Website Payment Preferences > Turn Auto Return on and enter the URL of the page you just created.
    • How do I change the PayPal donate button?
      • Find another image you want, save it as gp_donations_paypal.png
      • Upload it to your website at styles/default/xenforo/gp/donations
      • Overwrite existing file.
  4. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Nice. Although I need donations to be tied to paid subscriptions with a monthly progress bar.
    ArnyVee likes this.
  5. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    That would be perfect!

    I was just about to ask for a progress bar and a way to tie it into the subscriptions. :D
  6. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Very nice mod. Thank you for posting it.
  8. cobra1162

    cobra1162 Active Member

    nice job thx
  9. Updated to include a progress bar.

    At the moment, you have to manually update the options to reflect your percentage achieved. I'll look into incorporating paid subscriptions as well but no promises as I currently have no idea how to do it ;).
    ArnyVee likes this.
  10. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    Getting closer to perfect! :D
  11. cobra1162

    cobra1162 Active Member

    very nice good job
  12. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    Exellend mod, thank you Gaming Perfection.
  13. Don

    Don Member

    Thanks for the great add-on. Installed and working great.
  14. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    This is great, but the one thing that would make it better would be to have a screen that records the screen names and amounts donated by date. I find that most people like to be recognized, so this is sorta a thank you to them.
  15. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Just be careful how you go about accepting donations. I know this from experience!
  16. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Explain please, I don't wanna get in trouble :D
  17. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Donations are taxable income where I live and therefore should be declared on my income taxes.
    On the flip side, hosting, licensing, software needed for development may be tax deductible to offset the income.
  18. You can do this by creating your own page with whatever you want to say and editing your PayPal account settings;
    • Create a Page, ADMIN CP > Applications > Create New Node > Page > Proceed > Fill outinfo > Save Page
    • Log into PayPal and go My Account > Profile > Website Payment Preferences > Turn Auto Return on and enter the URL of the page you just created.
    I've added this to the FAQ for future reference.
  19. graham_w

    graham_w Active Member

    I think that Ranger375 was referring to automatically creating a list/record of the members names who have donated and when.
    Ranger375 likes this.
  20. Yes, sorry, I totally mis-read what Ranger was asking for. I believe to do that would require adding a DB table to store such data (and also need an option for users to not appear on the list), not sure how to do that at the moment but will look into it...

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